Andrew Whalley

Andrew Whalley

New York, NY, US



Andrew Whalley is Grimshaw's Deputy Chairman and represents the Office of the Chairman for all international projects. Andrew works closely with Sir Nicholas Grimshaw to cultivate relationships with clients and other institutions worldwide while managing the partnership's design approach, public relations and external communications. He has been an instrumental part of Grimshaw since the earliest days of the practice and has been Partner-in-Charge of a diverse range of projects. His award-winning architecture includes the International Terminal at Waterloo Station and the redevelopment of Paddington Station in London, the Experimental Media and Performing Arts and the Eden Project in Cornwall.

During his ten years as Partner-in-Charge of the New York Office, Andrew established Grimshaw as one of the eight architectural practices eligible for major public projects in New York City under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Design Excellence Program. The practice was also cited by the Wall Street Journal as the international architect with the biggest impact on New York over the last ten years

Andrew has guided a series of international exhibitions of the partnership's work. Most recently, the practice presented Elements in Milan, Italy, presenting the work of Grimshaw's Industrial Design Unit. The exhibition revealed three new furniture pieces and chronicled decades of Industrial Design from the Grimshaw studio. In 2013, Andrew co-founded the Urban Research Unit (URU), an initiative conceived by Grimshaw, Future City and the University of the Arts, aimed at developing a fresh approach for intelligent and creative urban placemaking. 

Publication credits include a book with Sunday Times architecture critic Hugh Pearman, “The Architecture of Eden. He has also written for many magazines and journals and currently edits the Grimshaw research publication Blue. Andrew is a registered member of the AIA and RIBA and was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2006

Andrew's Featured Articles on Archinect

Brexit Diaries: Andrew Whalley of Grimshaw, 27 February 2017, Mon, Feb 27 '17

As Theresa May prepares to invoke Article 50 before the imminent March 2017 deadline, the UK Government are on the lookout for new economic partnerships to bolster the country’s long term financial position.

Brexit Diaries: Andrew Whalley of Grimshaw, 27 February 2017


Grimshaw, New York, NY, US, Deputy Chairman

Working with the Chairman, Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, Andrew represents the Chairmans Office for all International Projects.

Oversight of the partnerships philosophy and design approach. Coordinating the Partnerships identity in the New York, London,Doha, Melbourne and Sydney studios.

Jan 1986 - current

Grimshaw, Director

Managing Partner of the New York Office and oversight of Grimshaw Projects in North America

Jan 2001 - Jan 2010


Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), London, GB, AA Dipl.Architecture

Sep 1984 - Jun 1986

The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, GB, BArch, Architecture

Sep 1980 - Jun 1983